The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Rights from previous professional statusBack to version 21
Version 4 of the Handbook was published on 21/06/2012. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Part 3: Rights from previous professional status
Regulation 5: Qualification gained in a European jurisdiction
Regulation 6: Conversion provisions for barristers
In accordance with paragraph 86 of Schedule 19 of the LSA, a barrister with existing higher rights of audience will automatically be awarded the solicitors' higher rights of audience when applying to the roll.